The 5pm Post – BUILD Metro DC Holiday Sales Bazaar

From an email

BUILD, a successful national organization using entrepreneurship to propel disengaged, low-income youth through high school to college success, will hold its third annual Holiday Sales Bazaar December 7 at Eastern Market North Hall in Washington D.C. More than 50 youth entrepreneurs will sell their wares at the event.

BUILD has a mission to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. The use of entrepreneurship as a vehicle to engage and motivate students is the exceptional idea around which BUILD operates. In turn, our students’ ideas can have a dramatic positive impact on their current outlook and long-term potential. Entrepreneurship and business development programs, research shows, bridge the relevancy gap for students thinking about dropping out of school by connecting the classroom to career success.

In its 12 years of operation, 100% of BUILD seniors have graduated high school and been accepted to college, with 91% earning admission to four-year colleges. Last year, three BUILD Metro DC juniors graduated early from high school, all of them were accepted into a 4-year college, and one received a $20,000 scholarship for college.

Attached is the press release and below is the flyer that will also be featured in this weekend’s City Paper. We would love it if you could run this as well – perhaps a day or two before the event itself.

What: Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Holiday Sales Bazaar
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wed., December 7 (Brown is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m.)
Where: Eastern Market North Hall, 225 7th Street SE

2 Comment

  • I attended a competition they did a few months ago at GWU. It really is a fantastic program. If you’re young and want to be involved with a ‘team’ there are lots of opportunities to help out. Good post!

  • I’m sure we can all learn something for our very special CM, HTJ.

    So if I want to drive a really fancy Audi SUV but only make a bit over 100K…

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